Nov 26, 2012 4:30am PST
, there are -- 4:37, now, there are just five weeks until america goes over the fiscal cliff. susan mcginnis is in washington with what republicans and democrats now say they are willing to do to reach a deal. >> reporter: president obama and congress begin negotiations this week to avoid are the coming fiscal cliff, about $6 billion in tax hikes and spending cuts that will kick in. both sides say they're looking for ways to compromise. >> that's what it's about, if regan and o'neill can do it, obama should be able to do it. >> reporter: but republicans have consistently voted against any deal that raises tax revenue. >> the key is whether or not the republicans will move away from the id logically rigid tradition which was the grove pledge that they will not go for additional revenue. >> reporter: for the first time the antitax pledge seems to be negotiable. >> when you're $16 trillion in debt, the only pledge we should be making to each other is to avoid the coming grief and republicans should put revenue on the table. >> reporter: but new revenue doesn't necessarily mean new taxes.
Nov 28, 2012 4:30am PST
. >>> on to the "fiscal cliff" drama now where high hopes for a bipartisan solution are slipping a bit in washington. as susan mcginnis reports from capitol hill, democrats and republicans seem to be drifting apart again. >>> reporter: it's a short drive up pennsylvania avenue from the capital to the white house. but congressional republicans and president obama are getting farther apart in their efforts to keep the nation from veering off the so-called "fiscal cliff." a series of tax hikes and spending cuts due to kick in at the end of the year. >> seems like our friends on the other side are having some difficulty turning off the campaign. >> reporter: the white house says the campaign gives the president support from the american people. >> the election was conclusive in terms of which path a majority of americans want to take. >> reporter: president obama will try to build support when he meets with middle class americans here in washington today. he will ask them how the "fiscal cliff" could impact their lives. on tuesday, he invited small business owners into the oval as of to offer their idea
Nov 23, 2012 4:30am PST
not reform taxes and avoid the "fiscal cliff" that's scheduled at the end of the year, your tax bill could rise by the thousands. in years past, congress exempted most middle class and low-income families from something called the alternative minimum tax. if they don't renew that exemption, a family with two children making $90,000 a year could owe an extra $3,000 in taxes. >> we are going to see a lot of everyday people get caught. >> reporter: also on the chopping block a tuition credit for parents who have kids in college. in certain brackets if you have two students paying tuition you could lose a $5,000 credit. that's five grand out of your spending money. >> plan for difficult times because the taxes will go up and so what do you do? if you are spending every dollar that you're making right now and your taxes go up, do you go in debt or do you adjust what you're spending? >> reporter: grace lee, cbs 5. >> comings has until the end of the year to solve the probable -- congress has until the end of the year to solve the problems but uncertainty is affecting almost everybody. >> wall st
Nov 27, 2012 4:30am PST
republican on the homeland security committee. >>> more republicans say the looming "fiscal cliff" is forcing them to reconsider their no tax pledges. some are now open to changes. dick durbin plans to lay out a proposal for a bipartisan group deemed the gang of 8. they have been working on a plan to reduce debt. if the lawmakers don't pass a plan by the end of the december tax hikes and budget cuts kick in. >>> a cyber monday tradition for federal officials took dozens of websites offline. it was the third annual crackdown on websites selling counterfeit merchandise. the sites were shut done after copyright holders that sports, dvds and other goods investigators bought on the websites were fake. the sites now display a banner that explains what happened. >>> robbers in san francisco are stealing iphones at an alarming rate. now, some people are trying to do something about it. at this beauty shop in the russian hill area, workers are warning customers that people are being robbed of their phones sometimes at gunpoint. distracted women are often the targets. >> i was just sitting there lookin